Spring Graduate Awards Competition


Spring Graduate Awards Competition

A number of criteria-based awards for the 2017/18 academic year are available to current and incoming graduate students. Applicants will apply via their graduate programs with a single application that may be considered for as many of the awards as they are eligible for.

INTERNAL DEADLINE – Friday, May 19, 2017.

Please see the G+PS Awards site for the eligibility criteria for each award and for application materials and procedures: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/spring-graduate-awards-competition. Questions can be directed to graduate.awards@ubc.ca.

SPRING Graduate Awards

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Thesis Defense – PhD – PLNT


UBC – Faculty of Land and Food Systems Announces The Oral Examination for the Degree of


Syed Benazir ALAM

“Study of the Role of Viral Coat Protein and Host Factor HSP70 Homologs

in the Assembly and Disassembly of Cucumber Necrosis Virus particles”

Alam (Syed) Programme

Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 12:30 pm

Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building

Latecomers will not be admitted



Dr. Yuelin Zhang (Botany) 

Supervisory Committee:

Dr. D’Ann Rochon, Research Supervisor (Plant Science)

Dr. James Kronstad, Co-supervisor (Plant Science)

University Examiners:

Dr. François Jean (Microbiology and Immunology)

Dr. Curtis Suttle (Botany)

Everyone is welcome!

Hire an intern and receive funding – applications accepted April


    Please forward this email to members of your network that may be interested in the Agricultural Youth Green Jobs Initiative


Applications will be accepted starting April 26, 2017 on a first come, first served basis. /

    Veuillez envoyer le présent courriel aux membres de votre réseau qui pourraient vouloir de plus amples renseignements surl’Initiative de stage en agroenvironnement<http://www.agr.gc.ca/fra/programmes-et-services/liste-des-programmes-et-services/initiative-de-stage-en-agroenvironnement/?id=1459879253586&utm_source=dm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=greenjobs&utm_content=link1FRA>. Les demandes seront acceptées à compter du 26 avril 2017selon le principe du premier arrivé, premier servi.





US Embassy job openings


The U.S. Embassy is looking to fill a couple of agriculture policy positions. In my opinion these are excellent career steps for outstanding young people, who might be looking for a career in policy. 

Please circulate or post as appropriate. The deadline is very close – May 4. 

17-019 Agricultural Specialist Ottawa FPL 

17-019A Agricultural Specialist Ottawa TDL

Best regards,
Roger Larson, P.Ag. , ICD.D
Executive Director/ Directeur exécutif  

T:  613.822.4442                  532 rue Montreal Rd, Ste 204

C:  613.762.9515                      Ottawa, ON  K1K 4R4

rlarson@acfavm.ca                       www.acfavm.ca  


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G+PS Sessions: Getting on Track with Your Thesis; Thesis Boot Camp + Next week is Celebrate Learning Week


PhD’s Go Public: Advancing Health and Inclusion (PhD presenting on their research)

Thursday, May 4th, 2017, 4-6 PM @ Sunny Hill Health Centre (3644 Slocan St, Vancouver)



Struggling to find the motivation to write your thesis? There is still space in this week’s workshops:

Getting on Track with Your Thesis: Tues, April 25 | 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/15956-getting-track-your-thesis

Thesis Boot Camp, Day 1 With Panel: Wed, April 26 | 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16034-thesis-boot-camp-day-1-panel
Thesis Boot Camp, Day 2:
Thurs, April 27 | 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Please note, Thesis Boot Camp is a TWO DAY event. There is an option to register to attend the panel session only, although we strongly encourage participants to stay and write 

Event registration is now open for UBC’s 9th Annual Celebrate Learning Week! To register, and to check out the range of events on offer this May 2-8, visit: http://celebratelearning.ubc.ca/

Check out community.grad.ubc.ca calendar and forums for other graduate student opportunities, including:

UBC Sequencing And Bioinformatics Consortium Open House, May 1 https://community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/3449

Improve Your Teaching Through The CTLT Grad Student Mini Conference, May 2 and 3 https://community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/3457

Post-Graduation Work Permit Info Session, May 2, 12:00PM https://community.grad.ubc.ca/event/3383; and May 5, 12:00PM https://community.grad.ubc.ca/event/3384

US Student Loans Webinar for Graduate Students, May 3, 3:00PM https://community.grad.ubc.ca/event/3413

Finance And Career Exploration Webinar For Graduate Students (ONLINE), May 4, 2:00PM PST https://community.grad.ubc.ca/event/3438

UBC 7th Annual Staff & Faculty Sports Day – Free Event, May 5 https://community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/3436 

Please let me know if you have questions.  

Thank you,

Jacqui Brinkman
Manager, Graduate Pathways to Success Program
Office of the Dean | Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
170 – 6371 Crescent Road | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z2 Canada
Phone 604 827 4578 | Fax 604 822 5802
jacqui.brinkman@ubc.ca | @ubcgradschool